Unbreakable bonds span decades

Wuhan and Duisburg bear a lot of similarities. Wuhan is located at the confluence of the Yangtze River and the Han River in central China. It is an important industrial city with an excellent geographical location and convenient transportation by land, water, and air.

Duisburg is also a significant industrial city in the Ruhr area of western Germany. Situated at the confluence of the Ruhr River and the Rhine River, it is a crucial water and land transportation hub in Europe.

The two cities joined hands in 1982 to become the first pair of sister cities between China and Germany. Decades have passed, and people continue to remember, celebrate, and renew this enduring friendship.

Flow of efforts: China’s decade in water conservation

Over the past decade, adhering to the strategy of “prioritizing water conservation”, China has launched the National Water Conservation Campaign and promoted water-saving throughout society, with the focus on agriculture, industry and urban areas. Here are some figures showing progress in saving water.